Aug. 9, 2008
Matthew McConaughey, star of movies like Dazed and Confused and How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, seems like a pretty cool duuuude, but I hope someone talks to him before he buries in an orchard his recently born son's placenta. Mr. McConaughey got the idea from a trip down under:
"When I was in Australia, they had a placenta tree that was on the river ... and all the placentas of all that tribe, all that clan, whatever aboriginal tribe that was, all the placentas went under that one tree and it was this huge behemoth of just health and strength.
"This tree was just growing taller and stronger above the rest of Mother Nature around it. It was gorgeous."
While I am unsure of the fertilizer qualities of the placenta, I am aware of its treatment qualities for human beings. Banking your child's cord blood and placental stem cells for use in the future could very well save the life of your child or another member of your family.